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Origin & Meaning of Scottish Surnames
by Will Moneymaker, AncestralFindings.com
Name (Date): Notes
David Marshall (1715 – ):
(from Pearce-associated families) Born in Ballyguin, Mayo Co., Ireland, and married Elizabeth Harkness. Their grandson John settled in the Enon Valley, Beaver Co., PA.
James Norris (c. 1715 – ):
(from Gray-associated families) Born in Northern Ireland, possibly of Captain ___ Norris line (c. 1690 – ). Grandson Robert (1760-1845) of Castle Dawson, Derry Co., and family came to Philadelphia as early as 1810 and son Robert, Jr. moved to West Deer Twp., Allegheny Co., PA, possibly in the 1820’s.
John Anderson (1731-1814):
(from Gray-associated families) Married Elizabeth Wilson and probably settling in Westmoreland Co., Western PA. Their granddaughter Martha married James Ross, also of Ulster, and resided in northern Allegheny Co., PA.
William Hill (1740-1815):
(from Pearce-associated families) Married Elizabeth Dixon and settled in Adams County, PA, where they raised as many as 15 children. He was married again to Lydia Jack, probably from our Jacques/Jack family.
Henry MacKrell (c. 1760 – ):
(from Gray-associated families) Born in Northern Ireland and married to Mary ___, their daughter Mary married Robert Norris, Jr. and settled in Western PA.
James Crawford (1764-1829):
(from Gray-associated families) Married Sarah Campbell and came to Westmoreland/Indiana County, PA, before moving west to O’Hara Twp., Allegheny Co. Their daughter Mary also married a Campbell, Thomas.
Thomas W. Lee, Sr. (c.1780-before 1830):
(from Krause-associated families) Although exact origin is uncertain, his father may have been William who came to western Bedford (now Somerset) Co., PA. They may have been Catholic, but son “Tommy” married into an Amish family and learned the wheelwright trade.
James Gray (1780?- ):
Sailed from Londonderry around 1790 with the Boyd family and settled near Gray’s Mill (now Russellton), West Deer Twp., Allegheny Co., PA. Married Mary Patterson in 1805.
John Nelson (1778-1859):
(from Pearce-associated families) Married Annie Allen (1785-1855) and settled in Pittsburgh’s north hills.
Thomas Watson (c. 1795 – ):
(from Pearce-associated families) Born in Northern Ireland, he married Margaret ___ and they settled in Sugar Creek Twp., Venango Co., northwestern PA.
Thomas Campbell (1806-1848):
(from Gray-associated families) An immigrant from County Down, he sailed from Belfast in 1828 to be with relatives in what is present day Fox Chapel, PA. He married Mary Crawford (1799-1886), whose mother was also a Campbell.
William Carnochane/Carnaghan (1418- ):
(from Pearce-associated families) of Carrick, Scotland. His 5 X Great-grandson Cpt. James “The Indian Fighter” Carnahan, Jr. (1692-1790) emigrated from County Antrim to Cumberland Co., PA. His daughter Jane married Cpt. James Jack, Jr.
James Browne (c.1800-? ):
(from Gray-associated families) Little is know of this couple except that they were born in Scotland, then settled in Philadelphia before coming to the Pittsburgh area. James married Annie Sim(s).
Last revised 11/27/19